Thursday, September 26, 2013

1 Year

I cannot believe how fast a year goes by!  My baby just turned 1! (I still cannot believe I have two toddlers)!  So, with the year benchmark, I decided (since I am all about tracking progress) to take a 1 year photo to compare. (You can read my previous post about Proof of Progress).  Now to preface...this post is not to brag by any means. I am not perfect nor do I claim to be.  For anyone who knows me would probably be surprised that I am "putting myself out there," but I feel like if it motivates one person to make a change, keep pushing on, make new goals and/or feel better about themselves, then it will have been worth it.   

I like data.  I am definitely a numbers person.  I currently am 2 sizes smaller and 12 pounds less than when I started the pregnancy journey.  I was a size 4 or 28 prior and now I am a 0/1 or 26 (depending on where I get my clothes).  I am sharing this data to prove it is do-able.  You CAN make a decision to do something and do it.  You can lose the pregnancy weight (or weight in general). Yes, those last pounds are definitely hard to lose...I won't deny that...What makes it the hardest is the juggling of your many duties, including but not limited to: parenting, working, taking care of the house and family, cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping, then trying to find time with your spouse and possibly have a social life...add fitness and the time for fitness to the mix... It is definitely a lot!  But with self control, discipline and a little creativity with your time you too can find a balance and make it work!  This is my 1 year progress...

38 weeks pregnant - 1 year post pregnancy
This is not to say that I am perfect because I am not. 
This is not to say that I cannot improve because I can and will.
This is not to say that I am done because I have more goals.

This is to say that you CAN lose weight whether pregnancy related or not!
This is to say that you CAN be disciplined with your diet!
This is to say that you CAN make a change!
This is to say that you CAN find the time!

Do not get discouraged if you don't see a change takes time!
If I can do can you! Keep pushing forward and making new goals! :)

~Erin Leigh

And while I am at is a picture of my 1 year old (who is making me a sleep deprived mama these days)!  :)


  1. Way to go! That's awesome! I love that you're so encouraging and honest. I've lost quite a bit of my pregnancy - and before pregnancy - weight (thank you breastfeeding!) but am a little disheartened that my tummy is so stubborn! I've got to make more of an effort to work on it this year.

    1. Thank you! :) The tummy is always the hardest area! Takes time and discipline! Keep it up and you will get there! :)